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Crashed By Car - Fictions And Fires EP [mtk115]


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Topics Indie, Electronic


This time round, a debut release from Oregon's Crashed By Car,recent founder of the beautiful Pleasedosomething net.label, and indielectronic star in the making, with net.releases on Kikapu and 8BitRecs, amongst others.

The "Fictions And Fires EP" is a spectacularly well-crafted piece of organic electronics, with highlights including the smooth drift of "Full Speed Dead", the muted triumph of "Bees", and the almost Harold Budd-esque ambient beauty of "Skylight FacingMyself".

It's a sign of the changing electronica scene, maybe, that more and more good artists are coming out of the States to meld organic waveforms with the pure Scandinavian tones often released on Monotonik, and Crashed By Car's idyllic sounds are another blissful step towards unity.


1 - Oswald's 47
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
2 - Full Speed Dead
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
3 - Dollars In Our Jeans
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
4 - Bees
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
5 - Milk of Amnesia
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
6 - Skylight Facing Myself
[MusicBrainz (recording)]

See also MusicBrainz (release group)[MusicBrainz (release group)]; MusicBrainz (release)[MusicBrainz (release)]; Discogs (release)[Discogs (release)]

Reviews

Reviewer: spideybird - - October 1, 2008
Subject: encore
Crashed by Car- we're waiting for another helping of this
delicious music. Bravo.
Reviewer: technoidd - - March 5, 2008
Subject: excellent stuff
this release just goes to show you that amazing music doesn't have to come at a price; this stuff is free and the quality and production is comparable to anything you'll hear in the genre of experimental electronica. this is some of the best atmospheric illbient/ambient with soft, melodic touches of piano. "Full Speed Dead" could very well be one of the most beautiful electronic tunes ever composed... that said, the only flaw of the EP is that it is way too short, I could listen to this stuff for ever.
Reviewer: seamusberkeley - - July 26, 2007
Subject: Awesome
Love this stuff.
Reviewer: elsoberano - - January 18, 2006
Subject: Clasico
Todo un clasico de buena indietronica.
Reviewer: downtownumbrellas - - October 25, 2005
Subject: Where do these sounds come from?
Not exactly typical for Monotonik, but this has become one of my favorite netlabel releases. Interesting production. The last track could continue for hours.
Reviewer: rosstaru - - May 11, 2005
Subject: mmmyahh..
one of my favorites.
Reviewer: purusha - - October 30, 2004
Subject: emotional electronics
this is a very nice surprise from monotonik after much time, as far as i am concerned. i really like this release and it's just getting in my all-time faves. reminds me a bit of dntel + craig armstrong. soft emotional electronics.
Reviewer: transient - - September 4, 2004
Subject: refreshing.
Complex subtle rhythms take a back seat to the gorgeous floating melodies. It's like the ying yang mixture of hope and longing. The recording is alive. Music for watching the dust float in the sun, For moments in slow motion, for contemplation.
Reviewer: phoenelai - - August 10, 2004
Subject: Emotional Indie Pop!
An emotional wonderful indie pop electronic. The mood is light; the tones carry you to happy place that is full of joy. I really enjoyed this, do yourself a favor and press it to disc or your mp3 player.
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